A group of Ghanaian technicians have graduated from their training programmes in Middlesbrough.
The 15 technicians, employed by MODEC Ghana, have spent six months at TTE Training working towards Level 3 GVQ qualifications, using its training centre’s industry-standard training facilities.
They celebrated their graduation at an event organised by TTE, which was held at the Caribbean-themed Ivy House restaurant in Darlington, and included presentation of certificates and entertainment from a Steel Band.
It was attended by representatives from Tullow and MODEC who joined TTE Managing Director, Steve Grant to present the certificates.
Each of the technicians have achieved the EAL Level 3 GVQ Diploma in Process Operations covering disciplines including Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation and Process.
They were also awarded Level 2 Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) certification covering Health and Safety in the Workplace and principles of COSHH, Risk Assessment and Manual Handling.
When they return to Ghana the technicians will be deployed to a new Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) Vessel, which is currently under construction in Singapore that will be operated for the TEN development by MODEC on behalf of Tullow and its partners.
Operated by Tullow, the TEN Project is Ghana’s second major oil development.
The project takes its name from the three offshore fields under development – Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme – which are situated in the Deepwater Tano block, around 60 kilometres offshore of Western Ghana.
The first oil recovery is scheduled for mid-2016 with a facility capacity of around 80,000 barrels of oil per day.
TTE regularly welcomes technicians from National Oil Companies, operators and lead contractors from West Africa and the Middle East to its UK training centre in Middlesbrough.
The organisation provides comprehensive technical training, upskilling and reskilling of technicians and engineers through practical training underpinned by internationally-respected UK vocational qualifications.
The training centre provides technical training, advice and guidance aimed at equipping local technicians with knowledge and skills for the oil, gas manufacturing and mining industries.
Managing director Steve Grant said: “UK skills development and qualifications are highly-respected across the world and we are delighted that MODEC and Tullow Oil selected TTE to provide this programme.”